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Persons responsible for this website: With regards to content: Willi Sauerbrei (Center for Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Freiburg) Technical responsibility: Jochen Knaus (Center for Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Freiburg)


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Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Center for Medical Biometry and Statistics Medical Center - University of Freiburg Zinkmattenstr. 6a 79108 Freiburg Freiburg Germany

Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that identifies you personally. Detailed information regarding data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

Any data processing on this website is carried out by the operators of this website, whose contact information can be found in the Imprint above.

What kind of personal data are being collected?

When visiting or using this website, the following data are collected: Access data (Server-log-file): IP-address, time stamp of access, queried resources, status, transmitted data volume and the duration of the transmission, referrer URL, name and version of the browser software; the server log file will be stored for 90 days.

Providing data through the contact form happens on a voluntary basis. In particular, the following data are collected and transferred to our institute via email upon hitting send: first name, last name, email address, subject / reason for contacting us, message content. To make a request for statistical consulting you can find a separate form with a corresponding privacy policy. The data will be stored until the completion of the process and purpose they were collected for. Legal retention periods shall remain unaffected.

How are your data collected?

Access data – principally technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, time of web site visit) – are automatically collected by our IT system when you visit our website. All other data are provided by the user when entering details into the online forms. Such data can include details provided in a contact form or the request of statistical consulting.

What are your data used for?

We use your data to process your requests and input. Part of the data are collected to ensure optimal user experience of our website and other data are used to analyze user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your personal data?

You have the right of access to obtain information regarding the source and recipient of, as well as the purpose for temporarily saving your personal data free of charge. Furthermore, you have the right to demand the rectification, restricted processing (blocking) or deletion of your personal data. You may direct questions pertaining to these rights as well as any other data protection concerns to our data protection officer or to the customer service contact details provided in the imprint. Moreover, you have the right to object to the processing of your data as well as a right to lodge complaints with the data protection supervisory authorities responsible. People affected are entitled to these and other protection rights in accordance with Articles 15 – 22 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

General and mandatory information

The operators of this website www.stratos-initiative.org take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect, what we use it for, how this happens and why this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Stefan-Meier-Straße 26
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 6662
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 6680
Email: datenschutz@imbi.uni-freiburg.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Objecting to advertising mails

We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data in our imprint, data we are obliged to provide for an imprint, for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The operator of this site reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertisements, e.g. spam emails.

Information on protective rights - Rights to information, rectification, restricted processing of data (blocking), deletion

Within the scope of current statutory data protection regulations, you have the right, at any time, to free-of-charge information regarding your saved personal data, its source, recipients and purpose of processing, and if need be, a right to request the rectification, restricted processing (blocking) or deletion of your personal data.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive data, which we process by automated means based on your consent or the fulfillment of contractual obligations, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Further, you have the right to transmit those data to a third party. If you request the direct transmission of your data to another party, this will be carried out where technically feasible.

Right to object

You may object, at any time, and with effect for the future, to the use and processing of your data, which our institution may have a legitimate interest in, such as for marketing and providing customer-oriented information and services. If you wish to object to this use, it suffices to send an informal message or email to:

Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Stefan-Meier-Straße 26
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 6662
Fax: +49 (0)761 203 6680
Email: datenschutz@imbi.uni-freiburg.de

Withdrawal of consent to data processing

Many data processing procedures are only permitted if you provide explicit consent. You may, at any time, withdraw consent you have already given by sending us an informal e-mail. The legality of data processed before your request to withdraw consent shall remain unaffected.

Right to lodge complaints with the responsible supervisory authorities

Should your data protection rights be violated, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authorities. The responsible body for such complaints is the data protection officer for the federal state. Our institution is based in the federal state of Baden Württemberg: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de

Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

You can contact the data protection officer for our hospital. Here is the contact information:

Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Breisacher Straße 153, 79110 Freiburg
Telefon: 0761 270-20670
Email: datenschutz@uniklinik-freiburg.de

Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you visit the site the next time. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your browsing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Cookie Name Description Storage duration
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Current search 4 weeks
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Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • IP address (anonymised: from 4 digits the last two are removed)
  • Time stamp of access
  • Queried resources
  • Status
  • Transmitted data volume and the duration of the transmission
  • Name and version of the browser software (and operating system if provided)
  • Referrer URL

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the party responsible to protect its legitimate interests. The server-log-file is saved for 90 days.

In isolated cases, namely reported system breakdowns, errors, or security breaches, a manual analysis will be carried out.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter into the contact form only with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The legality of data processed before your request to withdraw consent shall remain unaffected.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer applies (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected.

More information

If you have questions about data protection or the processing of your personal data, you can contact us. Specific contact details can be found under points 2 and 3 of this privacy policy or in our imprint.

Notification of changes

If changes are made to this privacy policy, these will be made available on our website, in our privacy policy and/or other appropriate channels.